Aptril 22, 2016 Bayview Newsletter

Bayview Enforcement Action 4/14/16 – 4/21/16

Arrests: Felony: 20 * Misdemeanor: 30 * Citations: 266

SAN FRANCISCO POLICE DEPRTMENT TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS APRIL 30, 2016 AT ALL DISTRICT STATIONS.

On April 30, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the San Francisco Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to any of the San Francisco Police Departments District Stations throughout San Francisco. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. Four days after the first event, Congress passed the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, which amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow an “ultimate user” of controlled substance medications to dispose of them by delivering them to entities authorized by the Attorney General to accept them. The Act also allows the Attorney General to authorize long term care facilities to dispose of their residents’ controlled substances in certain instances. DEA is drafting regulations to implement the Act. Until new regulations are in place, local law enforcement agencies like the San Francisco Police Department and the DEA will continue to hold prescription drug take-back events approximately every six months.

 

Aggravated Assault, Shots Fired – Fitzgerald / Hawes – 4/15/16, 11:50 pm

Officers responded to a report of shots fired and located a victim on the 1600 block of Wallace who told that that he had been shot at while driving out of the Alice Griffith Housing Development. The victim had not been injured but his vehicle had sustained some gunshot damage to the passenger door. The officers searched the area for suspects and additional victims and damage but were unable to locate any that night. No injuries were reported as a result of this incident, which is under investigation (SFPD Case No. 160311488)

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 Armed Robbery– Shafter / Lane– 4/16/16, 12:40 am

A 31 year old victim was walking home when two suspect s ran up to him from behind and demanded money. One of the suspects, who was armed with a handgun, reached into the victim’s pocket, removing his money and cell phone. Both suspects then fled on foot. This incident is under investigation. (SFPD Case No. 160311739)

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 Assault Arrest – 1300 block Hudson – 4/16/16, 5:20 pm

Officers responded to Youngblood Coleman park t meet with a 24 year old victim who was attacked after scoring a goal during a soccer game that he participated in. The victim was bleeding from injuries to his face and was able to point out the suspect, who was from the opposite team and still in the area. The assault had been videotaped by a bystander who showed the footage to the officers. The suspect was arrested and booked on aggravated battery charges. (SFPD Case No. 160313490)

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Burglary Arrest– 2500 block Marin – 4/17/16, 3:30 am

Officers responded to a call of a burglary at a public storage facility that was being reported live, as it occurred, by security who was watching the suspects via live security feed. The three suspects jumped over a fence and dragged a a push cart over. The officers located all three suspects and placed them under arrest. They also recovered multiple burglary tools along with walkie-talkies that the suspects had been using to communicate with each other. All three suspects were booked on burglary and conspiracy charges. (SFPD Case No. 160314539)

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Firearm Arrest– Fitzgerald / Hawes – 4/17/16, 10:43 pm

Officers attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation and found that the driver did not immediately pull over. He reached over his shoulder into the back seat several times before finally yielding to the lights and siren. The officers made contact with the driver who stated that he had no identification. Their investigation revealed his identity as well as the fact that he was on active probation with a search condition as well as a suspended license. A probation search revealed a loaded .380 pistol under the car seat along with an unfired cartridge. The suspect was arrested and booked weapons and probation violation charges. (SFPD Case No. 160316701)

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Narcotics Arrest– 3rd / Quesada – 4/20/16, 10:57 am

Foot beat officers spotted a suspect loitering in the area who had an active restraining order from that location for narcotics related activity. They arrested him for the violation and found that he had multiple individually wrapped baggies of crack cocaine on his person as well as marijuana packaged for sale. He was booked on narcotics for sale charges as well for violating the restraining order. (SFPD Case No. 160323687)

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Firearm Arrest– 100 block Cashmere – 4/20/16, 2:45 pm

After an investigation into a subject suspected in dealing with guns and drugs, officers were able to obtain a search warrant for his person and residence. They served the warrant and found the suspect to be at home. A search of the residence revealed numerous bags of heroin, packaging material, scales, as well as a 9mm handgun and a .38 caliber revolver. The suspect was booked on narcotics for sale and firearm charges.  (SFPD Case No. 160324635)

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Shooting Arrest– 3rd / Quesada – 4/20/16, 3:00 pm

A suspect in a shooting that occurred on April 5th at Newcomb and Mendell was identified by the Gang Task Force. Bayview officers were briefed and went in search of him. He was located at 3rd and Quesada and taken into custody without incident. He was booked on aggravated assault with a gun charges stemming from the original incident. (SFPD Case No. 160279723)

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Burglary Arrest– unit block Industrial – 4/21/16, 4:20 am

Officers got a call of a burglary in progress at a legal marijuana grow facility and responded. The burglary was being streamed live via the security surveillance cameras in the building. The officers arrived and set up a perimeter around the building. Several suspects were spotted on the roof. The officers made their way up and were able to take custody of one of the suspects who had come down on his own. On the roof, they found a hatch leading into the building as well as a large bag full of marijuana and shears for cutting. They made their way inside the building where three more suspect were arrested. One of the suspects had been armed with a handgun. All four were booked on burglary and conspiracy charges. (SFPD Case No. 160326465)

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Bayview Station holds community meetings with the Captain on the first Tuesday of each month.  The next Community meeting will be at 6PM on  Tuesday, May 3rd  

Bayview Station Community Room 201 Williams Ave (Cross Street Phelps)

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